Dagblaðið 6th February 1980

‘Out into the unknown’ – Television 21.15: Unknown comes to an end

Desmond Bagley Running Blind Icelandic media article from Dagbladid 6th February 1980.

Tonight the spy drama ‘Out into the unknown’ ends. “During the show Alan is captured by Kennikin and is held captive in the summer cottage. From there he escapes and decides to make a visit to Slade” said Dóra Hafsteinsdóttir, translator for the series, in an interview with DB.

“He believes that Slade is in league with the Russians. Alan finds out later that Kennikin and his men have captured his fiancee. He tries to rescue her and the action ensues”. Dóra also said “I don’t want to say too much because there are many people who are following the series with great interest”.

This episode takes place in the South and then moves to Reykjavík and Laugarvatn. Also the action takes place at Þingvellir and Keflavík International Airport. No doubt there are many waiting to see the end of this the Icelandic – British production. It is said that the streets were empty in the capital when the first two episodes were broadcast.

In the previous episodes Elín and Alan discovered that the package contained a strange electronic device. Russian Spies and two Americans chased them whilst on their way to Laugarvatn. Also the action took place aboard Akraborg where Alan got into a fight with the Russians and British.

The series is based on a story by Desmond Bagley, which came out here with Icelandic translation. The series stars Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir and Stewart Wilson.


Image: DB Hörður.

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1. Dagblaðið (1980). ‘Óvissuna tekur enda’ (6th February 1980 p. 23) © DV ehf.